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appalling to hear a dialogue that talks about using religion to discriminate against both myself and my community. you know, when i was in high sdoo school, i was actually assaulted because i was gay. as a result, i spent most of my life down playing the fact. you know, i don't ride in pride parades and i don't really wear it on my cuff, but i really feel compelled to really put it out there. you know, i don't think that we deserve a bill like this anywhere in this country. >> joining me now, damian klinko, the arizona state representative you just heard from and washington post columnist jonathan capehart. what made you speak about the bill the way you did, using your own personal reference, which as you said is not something that you are inclined to do. >> i used my own story because this is a personal attack against me and everyone in the lgbt community in the state of arizona. the community doesn't deserve this sort of treatment. and i don't think there's ever an excuse that we should sanction discrimination against a minority group. it makes me sad and disappointed in a state that
, politics played a part in arizona's battle of religion, discrimination and pay rights, but big businessmen may have really tipped the scales. >>> join the club! seriously, clubs for young job seekers. plus google glass, wearable art for tech, i'm david shuster in for ali velshi, this is "real money." this is "real money" and you are the most important part of show so join our live conversations for the next half our on twitt twitter,@aj realmoney. >>> five states have similar scaled religious predom bills before their legislatures like the law vetoed in arizona. about the potential economic consequences of moving forward, already there are 18 states including arizona with laws chmed by religious freedom activists that mirror a federal law protecting a person's right to exercise his religion. but the legislation in arizona would have gone further, let owners of businesses refuse service, against gays and other marginalized groups. think muslims and mormons. jan brewer said her legislation went too far. but business big interests like chamber of commerce and companies called marriott, americ
's right to exercise his religion. but the legislation in arizona would have gone further, let owners of businesses refuse service, against gays and other marginalized groups. think muslims and mormons. jan brewer said her legislation went too far. but business big interests like chamber of commerce and companies called marriott, american airlines, apple and petsmart. in 1994 the national football league moved the super bowl out of arizona when it refused to make martin luther king a national holiday in their state. this week, the nfl threatened to take next year's super bowl out of the grand canyon state again. the next battle ground appears to be georgia where lawmakers are considering legislation similar to arizona's already big business is must mustering. sexual orientation are never mentioned in these bills. atlanta-based american airlines, say, mutual respect and dignity, the 165 million customers we serve every year. delta strongly post office these measures and we join the business community and urging state officials reject these proposals. for more, we go to stephanie stanto
burden a person's exercise of religion even if the burden results from a rule of general applicability, a rule applied to everybody. now what the law does, what the law would do, this law that the governor is looking at, is make a couple of amendments. first of all, it would not apply just to a person but to a business as well. so a business could assert a religious freedom interest. and basically what it would do is give businesses who refuse to serve someone for religious reasons a defense if they get sued. so that's how the law would change the current religious freedom restoration act. it would apply to businesses. they could go to court if they're sued and say, you know, it was our religious -- this is our religious freedom. it would violate it to serve someone if we believe that would interfere with our practices and beliefs. >> so, pete, there are people who are making the argument against the law saying, well, listen, maybe a muslim business owner will say, i don't want to serve christians or maybe the law could be used in some other way. somebody who had an objection, let's sa
exercise of religion, sincerely held religious beliefs. >> opponents of the bill claimed victory for an open attack on gays. >> this showed the nation that not all arizonians are like extremists, and that there are good people, and we want to lead the country forward, not backwards. >> a statement was issued, praising her decision. >> major corporations weighed in too. apple, american airlines, delta and the n.f.l. all urged governor jan brewer to veto the measure. >> it was a combination. business community and activist. >> it sent a message to the governor. >> and speaking of the business community, supporters of the bill have been saying that there is a lot of support by local businesses. one of our producers here made several calls, 50 businesses, dry cleaners, hair salons, and could not find a local business behind it. >> thank you. we should point out the veto of the bill in arizona does not end the debate open over religious freedom nationwide. it got further, being a signature away from the governor to become war. similar balls failed to pass in kansas, idaho, south dakot
debate over gay rights, religion, and discrimination. >> after weighing all of the arguments, i have vetoed senate bill 1062 moments ago. to the supporters of this legislation, i want you to know that i understand that long-held norms about marriage and family are being challenged as never before. our society is undergoing many dramatic changes. however, i sincerely believe that senate bill 1062 has the potential to create more problems than it purports to solve. >> and you know, it's kind of a -- >> it's not really a defense -- >> no, the decision was met with cheers outside the capitol building. she was met with major corporations and -- the thing i don't like about twitter. to me, maybe i didn't know every nuance and detail about it, but just the idea that a lunch counter that someone would say, no, you're not being served here, somebody -- that was enough for me. i didn't realize how many different situations twitter people could come up with to show me that there was some time when this might make sense. it's like, i don't want to know all your splitting hair opinions about why
of the doubt. >> certainly i think religion is something always hot in the hearts of people. so there's outrage here. thousands asking in this petition -- >> 60,000. >> probably counting. there are those asking where is the outrage about christians being persecuted? where are those people? the incidents we've been seeing are outrageous. june 2009 -- >> in nigeria 59 were massacred on monday in their sleep by muslims against christians. they weren't watching a movie video at the time. >> these are the numbers here. harassment of christians in the countries that are reporting incidence of them. these are the ones we know about, in 2012, 110 of them. it certainly is something that brings outrage to many. the most oppressive nations now according to research, north korea, somalia, syria, iraq and afghanistan. is it a risky move of katy perry to go there with this video? should we be more vocal about the oppression for christians as well? >> i have a different take. who cares about a music video when people in those countries are being massacred, killed, churches burned and houses destroyed? as oppo
. businesses could deny service to gay customers based on religion. jan crawford is in washington with some of the backlash and new details. jan, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, norah and charlie. last night back out in arizona, brewer tweeted, i assure you, as always, i will do the right thing for the state of arizona. now, she's expected to make her decision no later than friday and insiders are saying it is increasingly likely that she is going to consider the right thing here to be a veto. [ chants ] >> veto! >> reporter: since the arizona legislature passed the bill last week, there have been almost daily protests. [ chants ] >> shame on you! >> reporter: it's all part of a tidal wave of opposition to the proposed state lay which would make it easier for businesses because of their religious beliefs, to deny service against gays and lesbians. supporters say the law is designed to protect religious freedom, especially for small businesses like wedding photographers and bakeries that may have religious objections to same-sex marriages. k cathi harrod helped
directly in the face of our religion. one of our core values as christians, we believe, is to love your neighbor as yourself. this bill is seeking to under a guise of religious freedom, it is seeking to give people license to discriminate. that doesn't love your neighbor as yourself. >> in the meantime, more national companies are urging a veto with a deadline a few days away. at&t, delta airlines, intel, text smart and yelp joined the earliest opponents of this bill. >>> a scathing senate report accuses credit suisse of helping wealthy americans of hiding billions from the irs. it was money hidden in panty hose, secret meetings in hotel l lobbies with no paper trail. christine romans is here with answers >>> the top brass at the bank of credit suisse, they acknowledge the behavior and say they have cleaned it up. senators are furious that this went on for so long. the government, the u.s. government, didn't do more to stop it. no question. today, right now, we're getting a very good look at the lifestyles of the rich and greedy. the numbers are shocking. according to the senate investi
whatever you want with your religion. you don't want to marry a man don't marry a man but don't put your hangups, whatever it is you have, you can't put it on other people. even jan brewer there's no way she'll not veto this thing. >> is certainly looks like she'll veto it. >> i want to see the guys that wrote this bill. where are they from? where have they been hiding? >> hold on. i would not paint an entire party with the same brush at all because it's totally, they're totally separate. >> where are you going with this now? >> you know where i'm going with it. >> with the only people happy about the mixed race commercial were republicans? >> no. >> if you look at the party plank the same points you pointed out to eric cantor, wait a second, why don't you recognize same-sex marriage. >> the far right, they're trying to just like obama cobbled together a coalition of different interests the far right is afraid to go against the deeply religious whatever. >> and democrats were in the same position until the president came out and said that he had changed his mind about it. this is a recen
a controversial bill that divided the state. supporters touted the legislation as protecting religion freedom for businesses but critics said sb 1060 denying legal service to same-sex couples. the governor's decision follows intense pressure, including thousands of petitions from human rights activists and press releases from some of the nation's largest corporation. among them is american airlines and daeelta and apple. >> instead, this is the first policy bill to cross my desk. senate bill 1062 does not address a specific or present concern related to religious liberty in arizona. i've not heard one example in arizona where business owners religious liberty has been violated. the bill is broadly worded and could result in negative consequences. after weighing all of the argument i have vetoed senate bill 1062 moments ago. >> john mccain and jeff plak who are republican senators publicly lobbied for the governor's veto and hailed the decision they made. >> mark, call it like she is. governor brewer was looking at business. she heard from the commissioner of the nfl they may take the super bo
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